World-class. The brave new world of global higher education and research

Brussels, 15 October 2010

Programme

Thursday 14 October 2010

19:30        Seminar dinner at Il Pasticcio

Friday 15 October 2010

8.30

Registrations and coffee

9.00

Introduction: the paradigm of the world class university
Bernd Wächter, ACA

9.30

World-class universities and their undergrowth: the systemic link
Philip Altbach, Center for International Higher Education, Boston College, US 

10.10

Coffee

10.40

World-class status and rankings. An unhealthy relationship?
Gero Federkeil, Centre for Higher Education Development (CHE), Germany 

11.20

Alternative models of world-class: the limits of the paradigm
Robert Coelen, Stenden University, The Netherlands

12.00

Excellence in teaching: news from AHELO
Dirk Van Damme, OECD

12.40

Lunch

13.40

Rethinking excellence. The ‘hinterland’ of world-class universities.
Sabine Behrenbeck, German Council of Science and Humanities, Cologne 

14.20

World-class and Europe: the EU response
Peter van der Hijden, DG Research, European Commission

15.00

The challenge of building world-class universities
Jamil Salmi, World Bank

15.40

Wrap-up and conclusions

16.00

End of seminar